when i was at the vet i didnt think to ask, my pup just went to the vet and he has coccidiosis and ive been reading that this is passed from animal feces? Bentley doenst come in contact at all with the cat box ( blocked off ) but he does with bella ( our rabbit) poop and have found him eatting a few poop pellets before. I didnt think much about it because rabbits eat their poop so i didnt think it was dangerous. Of coarse i dont let him eat it and bella goes in her littler box but scoops them out when shes is sratching around in her litter box so they come rolling out on the floor. anyone know???
do you take him on walks? How long have you had him for? Has he ever been in contact with any other dog's poop, or via sniffing it or sniffed another dog's butt? If so, thats probably where he got it. Coccidia is extremely common and is something that is estimated to be in 75% of all adult dogs. It's just most adult dogs have good immune systems so it's not a problem in adults, just puppies.
ive had bentley since he was 7 weeks old and he is now 22 weeks old. The only time he has ever been in contact with anther dog is at the groomers at petsmart. we dont have dogs around my house, and i walk him around in the yard hes still pretty young and he doenst like a leash at all yet . So im thinking it had to be the vets and/or the groomers. im just happy to know what he has and that it can be treated. yes i will have to call the vet and find out if bella can carry this also. she doesnt go outside but has never had any shots or anything but ive had her for about a year now ( rabbit)
This illness is passed in the fecal matter of several animals not just rabbits, geese, squirrles also carry it. It is very unlikely that it came from the groomers or any place you have visited unless your dog managed to ingest fecal matter from an already infected dog.
Our yard is fenced off to keep rabbits out for this very reason. A friend of mine lives on the lake and her pup got it from goose droppings according to the vet. Hard as it maybe to do keep your pup away from areas where these animals maybe.